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Thunderbird 500 Mileage Details
Petrol Overall - 30 kmpl
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Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer [YES]
Tachometer Type Analogue
Shift Light [NO]
Electric Start [YES]
Tripmeter [YES]
No Of Tripmeters 2
Tripmeter Type Digital
Low Fuel Indicator [YES]
Low Oil Indicator [YES]
Low Battery Indicator [YES]
Fuel Gauge [YES]
Digital Fuel Gauge [YES]
Pillion Seat [YES]
Pillion Footrest [YES]
Pillion Backrest [YES]
Pillion Grabrail [YES]
Stand Alarm [YES]
Stepped Seat [YES]
Antilock Braking System [NO]
Killswitch [YES]
Clock [YES]


Displacement (cc)499
Max Power27.2 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore (mm)84
Stroke (mm)90
Valves Per Cylinder2
Fuel Delivery SystemKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel TypePetrol
IgnitionDigital Electronic Ignition
Spark Plugs (Per Cylinder)1
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Engine typeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air Cooled
Starting TypeKick Start, Self Start


Gearbox TypeManual
No Of Gears5
Transmission TypeChain Drive
ClutchWet multiplate

Dimensions and Weights

Kerb Weight (Kg)195
Overall Length (mm)2060
Overall Width (mm)790
Overall Height (mm)1205
Wheelbase (mm)1350
Ground Clearance (mm)140
Seat Height (mm)775
Seating Capacity (person)2

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)20
Reserve Fuel Capacity (Litres)3.5
FuelEfficiency Overall (Kmpl)30
Fuel Efficiency Range (Km)600


Chassis TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel


Brake TypeDisc
Front DiscYes
Front Disc/Drum Size (mm)280
Rear DiscYes
Rear Disc/Drum Size (mm)240
Calliper Type2-Piston caliper

Wheels and Tyres

Wheel Size (inches)19
Front Tyre90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Rear Tyre120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Tubeless TyresNo
Radial TyresNo
Alloy WheelsNo


Electric System12 volt - DC
Battery12V 14Ah
Headlight TypeProjection Type Headlamp
Headlight Bulb TypeH7 55 / 55 W
Brake/Tail LightLED lamp with position light guides
Turn SignalHazard Light featured for the first time on an Ind
Pass LightYes


0 to 60 kmph (Seconds)4.65
Top Speed (Kmph)130

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Variants

Thunderbird 500 X


3 Change(s) compared to base model

1. Alloy Wheels Yes
2. Colour Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue
3. Pillion Backrest [NO]


  • Fuel injection
  • Projector headlamp
  • Dual disc brakes
  • Comfortable rear seat with backrest
  • Semi-digital meter console


  • Tubed tyres
  • Doesn’t have ABS
  • No liquid cool
  • A little expensive

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 • Price, Variants & Specifications


Thunderbird 500 is the new definition to highway cruising by Royal Enfield. It comes with digital meter console, LED tail lamp and in different shades. As we have in Thunderbird 350, it also has the Black styling and the 3D motif to enhance the look. Projector headlamp is provided with LED tail light guide halo ring. Re-movable rear seat with back rest gives an additional comfort. LED tail lamp with brake light is included for safety and style. The meter console consists of analogue speedometer, tachometer and digital tripmeter. Another variant comes in Thunderbird 500X, the main difference being in color scheme, that, it comes in Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue. It gets wider handlebar, all black treatment, alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. It doesn’t get the backrest for the pillion rider as we have in Thunderbird 500.


The 499 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, air cooled fuel injection engine produces maximum power of 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and maximum torque of 41.3Nm at 4000 rpm. It has 84 x 90mm Bore x Stroke with 8.5: 1 compression ratio. Wet multi-plate clutch is mated to 5 speed constant mesh transmission. Single downtube chassis is provided. Telescopic suspension in front and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5 step adjustable suspension in the rear give stability and comfort.


Thunderbird 500 has tubed tyres having the measurements 90/90-19 in front and 120/80-18 in the rear. 2 piston caliper disc brake in front and single piston caliper disc brake in the rear are given for safety.

Battery And Light

Thunderbird 500 comes with 12V, 14Ah battery. 55/55W projector headlamp is provided with LED tail lamp and position lights. 12V, R10W turn signal indicators are included.


Length: 2060mm, Width: 790mm, Height: 1205mm, Wheelbase: 1350mm and Ground Clearance: 135mm. Thunderbird 500 has 197kg of Kerb weight.

Fuel Tank

It comes with 20 litres of fuel storage capacity.


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